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October 26, 2001 Cover story:

Crescent and cross
Medieval Crusade themes resonate in today’s battle with terrorists

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The employees of The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company express their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those harmed in the recent terrorist attacks. This is a sad time for our world. Please be assured of our prayers as we unite with you in your loss.

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The Word From Rome
By John L. Allen, Jr.
NCR's Vatican Correspondent

This feature is updated weekly.

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The Peace Pulpit
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
This feature is updated weekly.

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linked button Starting Point: A farm and its dreams for sale

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linked button Synod ingredients include dose of spice

linked button Abuse of nuns relegated to synod sideline

linked button Illuminations: From ruthless corporate life to peace as a Jesuit

linked button Pen-and-ink prophet

linked button At the Movies: Inner workings

linked button Robert F. Drinan column: Anti-terrorism law is filled with dangers

linked button Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Two spiritualities of violence

linked button Demetria Martinez column: Coming to grips with the fact of passing on

linked button Viewpoint: About our business while bombs rain down

linked button EDITORIAL: Many Arabs can’t see ‘how good we are’

linked button EDITORIAL: Synods offer a peek at future reforms, reformers

linked button Special Section: Winter Books

November 2, 2001

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